The CIA, NSA and Pokémon Go

The CIA, NSA and Pokémon Go

Before playing Pokémon Go, consider the data the game has access to, the history of Niantic Labs and its connection with the CIA and the NSA.

07/22/16

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some shortcomings, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop applications will make many Linux users happy.

07/21/16

Who needs a GUI? How to live in a Linux terminal.

Who needs a GUI? How to live in a Linux terminal.

Living completely in a Linux terminal isn’t easy, but it’s doable. Learn how to handle common computer functions, including web browsing, email, word processing and social media, all without a GUI.

07/06/16

30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over

30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over

Living completely in a Linux shell was too painful, but it was a revealing experience—something all software developers should try. It could lead to their creating lighter, faster software.

06/30/16

Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration

Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration

Canonical implies it is collaborating with just about every major Linux distribution for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.

06/28/16

30 days in a terminal: Days 6-8 — The slow descent into madness

30 days in a terminal: Days 6-8 — The slow descent into madness

Living entirely in a text-only Linux shell is totally, completely doable. You’ll be miserable as hell, but it is doable.

06/24/16

30 days in a terminal: Days 2-5 — Social media in shell

30 days in a terminal: Days 2-5 — Social media in shell

Using social media in a GUI-free world is possible, but it can be painful. Learn how Bryan Lunduke got Twitter, G+ and Reddit running in a Linux shell.

06/20/16

30 days in a terminal: Day 1 — The essentials

30 days in a terminal: Day 1 — The essentials

The first thing to do when going GUI-free is get the essentials—email, word processing, web browsing and instant messaging—set up. Mission accomplished—but it wasn't easy.

06/16/16

30 days in a terminal: Day 0 — The adventure begins

30 days in a terminal: Day 0 — The adventure begins

Is it possible to live 100% in a Linux shell—with no GUIs? Bryan Lunduke is going to find out. This post documents the beginning of his 30-day adventure.

06/15/16

App stores and Linux repositories: Maybe the worst ideas ever

App stores and Linux repositories: Maybe the worst ideas ever

Linux software repositories have many benefits. But, like what happens in app stores, companies end support for them and your system stops getting updates.

06/13/16

Review: LiveCode 8 is freaking incredible

Review: LiveCode 8 is freaking incredible

The new LiveCode visual software development environment, available as open source, is easy to use and powerful.

06/06/16

Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is nearly perfect

Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is nearly perfect

The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop has a good battery, has a great screen, is sturdy, is fast and, most important, supports (and ships with) Linux.

05/31/16

Open source is in our DNA

Open source is in our DNA

The same thing that compels us to make Linux free and open source is in our DNA and many of humanity's greatest achievements.

05/26/16

10 more pointless (but awesome) Linux terminal tricks

10 more pointless (but awesome) Linux terminal tricks

Building on his original list of pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks, Bryan Lunduke offers 10 more cool things you can do.

05/23/16

Where have all the MacBooks gone at Linux conferences?

Where have all the MacBooks gone at Linux conferences?

The days of open source people using MacBooks and running Mac OS seem to be ending.

05/02/16

Highly social Linux nerds worth following

Highly social Linux nerds worth following

If you're a Linux geek, you need to follow these 12 people. These are not companies or projects, but actual people, speaking for themselves, who are uniquely relevant in the Linux world.

05/02/16

LinuxFest Northwest 2016: Enterprises and hobbyists have a picnic

LinuxFest Northwest 2016: Enterprises and hobbyists have a picnic

Linux and open source enthusiasts gathered to learn about DevOps, Postgres, Free Software legal issues and a host of enterprise and cloud topics.

04/29/16

Meet the man behind Ubuntu MATE

Meet the man behind Ubuntu MATE

Bryan Lunduke talks with Martin Wimpress—the man behind Ubuntu MATE—about why he decided to make his own Linux distribution and the benefits of it compared with other desktop distros.

04/28/16

Companies must stop designing proprietary locked-down services

Companies must stop designing proprietary locked-down services

It’s possible to have convenient, powerful online services without worrying that one day we could lose everything.

04/26/16

Mark Shuttleworth: ‘Ubuntu keeps GNU/Linux relevant’

Mark Shuttleworth: ‘Ubuntu keeps GNU/Linux relevant’

Bryan Lunduke talks with Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu founder, South African entrepreneur and space tourist, about the importance of Ubuntu and why he’s dedicated much of his life toward it.

04/15/16

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